NIPSCO coal ash cleanup

John J. Mosesso, USGS

Today: Ashley Williams with “Just Transition NWI” is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk in more detail about a recent report on “Earthjustice” that provides new evidence of community benefits gained by thorough cleanup of toxic coal ash -- rather than leaving it in place.   NIPSCO’s Michigan City Generating Station and others around the country were studied. Indiana University Northwest economist Micah Pollak is being featured in a University-sponsored podcast on research and creative activities.  Pollak has been tracking the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact for months.    The podcas

Indiana Public Media

Today:  We have two environmental topics that are linked to northwest Indiana and NIPSCO's coal-fired plants.   Hoosier Environmental Council director of environmental health and water policy director Dr. Indra Frank talks about the release of a 32-page white paper entitled "Our Waters At Risk, Part 2: The Impact of Coal Ash."  It addresses the concerns about groundwater contamination by power plants' coal ash "impoundments"  -- the unlined pits in flood plains of Lake Michigan and Indiana rivers.  Jamie Palmer, a policy analyst with the I.U. Public Policy Institute talks about a recent analysis designed to help Hoosier lawmakers discuss the state's shift from coal to emerging technologies to create electricity.  PNC Financial Services Group economist Abbey Omodunbi joins us for the first of a monthly series of conversations about the local and national economies.  And Indiana Youth Institute president-CEO Tami Silverman talks about her recent column on helping get family members ready for a very different Thanksgiving and Christmas.